The Garden Club of
60th Annual Daffodil Show held March 27-28 at Page Middle School in Gloucester attracted 1,752 blooms entered by 134 exhibitors from three states (
). Award winners are:
Best in Show and People's Choice Award "Peacocks" by Kitty Martin of
American Daffodil Society Silver Ribbon and the Dr. Raymond S. Brown Memorial, a perpetual trophy, for the most blues, Clay Higgins, Harbinger, NC, receiving 20 blue ribbons.
ADS Gold Ribbon and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Heath Memorial for best standard bloom, Laura Anne Brooks, King William; entry, Corbiere 1 YYOO.
ADS Miniature Gold Ribbon and Agnes Crawford Bates Memorial for the best miniature bloom, Mitch and Kate Carney, Boonsboro, MD; entry, Snipe 6w-w.
ADS White Ribbon and Mary Douglas Anderson Memorial for best vase of three blooms, Skip and Margaret Ford; entry, Vineland 6y-y.
ADS Purple Ribbon and Mr. and Mrs. John L. Whitehead Memorial for best collection of five stems, Clay and Fran Higgins, Harbinger, NC.
ADS Rose Ribbon and Frank R. Yazenski Memorial for best standard seedling exhibited by the originator, Clay Higgins, Harbinger, NC, Seedling #10-71.
ADS Miniature White Ribbon and Jackson-Holden Memorial for best vase of three miniatures, Mitch and Kate Carney, Boonsboro, MD, entry, Snipe 6w-w.
ADS Lavender Ribbon and Edward H.Ould Memorial for best collection of five miniatures, Susan Appel, Hallieford.
ADS Miniature Red/White/Blue Ribbon and Raymond S. Brown Jr., Memorial for the best collection of five American-bred miniatures, Mitch and Kate Carney, Boonsboro, MD.
ADS Miniature Rose Ribbon, Mrs. Henning Rountree Memorial, best miniature seeding exhibited by the originator, not awarded.
ADS Aqua Ribbon and Dee Evans Memorial for best collection of 9 miniatures, Mitch and Kate Carney. Boonsboro, MD.
Roberta C. Watrous Award, for the best collection of 12 different miniature cultivars, Mitch and Kate Carney, Boonsboro, MD.
ADS Small Growers Ribbon and Granville Hall Memorial for the best standard daffodil exhibited by a grower growing less than 50 cultivars, Kim Sadler, Richmond.
ADS Historic Ribbon and Mary Ann James Memorial for the best pre-1940 cultivar, Elizabeth C. Brown, Gloucester; entry, Beryl, 6w-yoo
ADS Historic Ribbon set of three and Elizabeth Clopton Brown Honorary Award,
, Tappahannock; entry, Empress, 1w-y.
ADS Historic Daffodil Collection of Five Ribbon and Dorothy Early Memorial, Skip and Margaret Ford, Richmond.
ADS Intermediate Ribbon and Ann Brown Dischinger Memorial for best intermediate bloom, Ceci Brown, Gloucester; entry, Treasure Waltz, 2y-y.
Garden Club of Gloucester award and Mrs. E. Wright Noble Memorial for best collection of red/orange cupped daffodils, no entries
Garden Club of Gloucester award and Mrs. Webster S. Rhoads Jr., Memorial for best collection of pink cupped daffodils, no entries.
Garden Club of Gloucester award and the Col. And Mrs. R. F. C. Vance Memorial for best collection of white daffodils, no entries.
ADS Red, White and Blue Ribbon and President's Award for best five stems of American bred daffodils, Laura Anne Brooks, King William.
ADS Maroon Ribbon and Chairman of Show award for best five stems, reverse bi-color, Clay and Fran Higgins, Harbinger, NC.
ADS Marie Bosievich Ribbon and Louise DeShazo Hawkins Memorial Award for best collection of twelve standard cultivars and/or species from at least four divisions, Laura Anne Brooks, King William.
Elise Havens Ribbon and Jane Henley Honorary Award for best collection of 12 cultivars from Divisions, no entries.
ADS Dr. Tom D. Throckmorton Ribbon and Raymond W. Lewis Memorial Award for the best collection of fifteen standard cultivars and/or species from at least fifteen different RHS classifications, each labeled with name and complete classification, not awarded.
Carey E. Quinn Award (silver medal or ribbon) for best collection of 24 standard cultivars and/or species from at least 5 divisions, Clay and Fran Higgins, Harbinger, NC.
Youth Division (15 and younger)
ADS Youth Ribbon and Leland C. Bowditch Memorial Award for best cultivar, Will Sadler, Richmond; entry, Jetfire 6y-o.
ADS Best of 3 Ribbon and Alison Randolph Memorial Award for best vase of 3 stems of one daffodil, Girl Scout Troop 209, Richmond; entry, Dutch Master 1y-y.
ADS Youth Collection Ribbon and McClanahan Ingles II Memorial Award for the best collection of 5 different cultivars, Will Sadler, Richmond
Special Horticultural Awards
Founders Cup, a perpetual trophy, for most points in horticulture won by a Garden Club of Gloucester member, Susan Morck Perrin, Ware Neck.
Gloucester Woman's Club Historic Award, a perpetual trophy, in memory of Betty Lewis Constantine, to a resident of Gloucester or
for the best collection of five pre-1940 cultivars, Elizabeth C. Brown, Gloucester.
John Edwin DeHardit and Patricia DeHardit Hicks Memorial, a perpetual trophy, novice class, one stem from any division, eligible only to residents of Gloucester and Mathews who have never won a blue in any ADS show; Melissa McGill, Gloucester; entry, Telamonius Plenus 4y-y.
ADS Photography Division
ADS Photography Division had 49 exhibits in four classes.
The Garden Club of Gloucester Special Photography Awards the James V. and Violet R. Morgan Community Service Award, a perpetual trophy, to the photography depicting the best public display of daffodils beautifying the community, the Hunter Residence, and to the winning photographer of this location, Kimberly George.
The Gloucester Veteran's Award, perpetual trophy, awarded to the photograph deemed Best-In-Show in Photography Division, Melanie Paul, Hampton.
Two ADS Judges' Choice Ribbons were awarded to Katelyn Potter, Richmond, from class 230, and Kimberly George, Gloucester, from class 229. Artistic Awards
In the Artistic Division, there were 54 exhibits entered with the theme, "Blooms in Flight." Awards are:
Toddsbury Cup, a perpetual trophy, in memory of Mrs. Charles Beatty Moore and Mrs. Catherine Sanders Mott Catlett, for best arrangement in show, Kitty Martin, Gloucester Point, entry from Class 234, titled 'Peacocks'.
Cynthia Matthews Rhodes Award, a perpetual trophy, in memory of Cindy Rhodes for her appreciation of the beauty of flowers and her care of all living things for the most creative arrangement in the show, was tied between two entries, Joan Jackson, Zanoni, entry in Class 237, titled 'Geese' and Amelita Thomas, Wicomico, entry in class 231, titled 'Flamingo'.
General William H. Tunner Memorial, Class 231, 'Flamingos' an abstract design arrangement. Blue, Amelita Thomas, Wicomico; Red. Kathy Klein, Gloucester; Yellow, Karen Malo, Dutton; Honorable Mention, Kate Cole, Gloucester.
Mrs. Hugh Keanne Dabney Memorial, Class 232, 'Bald Eagle', a phoenix design, Novice Class, for those who have never received a blue ribbon in an artistic division. Blue, Judy Cathey,
; Red, Beth Richardson, Gloucester; yellow, Rachel Strawn, Gloucester; Honorable Mention, Mary Ann Griffin, Gloucester.
Mrs. James Bland Martin Memorial, Class 233, 'Penguins', a parallel arrangement; Blue, Sarah Finney, Gloucester; Red, Melissa Ashe, Gloucester Point; Honorable Mentions, Peggy Robins, Gloucester Point, and Kate Zullo, Gloucester.
Katharine Lewis Pickett and Rear Adm. Ben B. Pickett Memorial, Class 234, 'Peacocks', a mass arrangement. Blue, Kitty Martin, Gloucester Point; Red, Emily Barbee, Gloucester; Yellow, Alex Watkins, Gloucester; Honorable Mention, Kate Cole, Gloucester.
Catherine 'Kitty' Hankins Wilson Memorial, Class 235, 'Hummingbirds', a miniature interpretive arrangement. Blue, Jeanette Samford, Gloucester; Red, Judy Doyel, Ware Neck; Yellow, Nancy Choquette, Gloucester; Honorable Mention, Felicity Ericson, Gloucester.
Beverly R. W. Marshall Memorial, Class 236, 'Great Blue Herons', in the Oriental Manner, Moribana-style arrangement. Blue, Kate Zullo, Gloucester; Red, Ann Hohenberger, Ware Neck; Yellow, Cara Randolph, Hardyville; Honorable Mention, Marge Masek, Gloucester.
and Blanche Morris Memorial, Class 237, 'Geese', a stabile arrangement. Blue, Fran Zabicki, Zanoni; Red, Joan Jackson, Zanoni; Yellow, Shannah Cooper, Gloucester; Honorable Mention, Sandy Geiger, Gloucester Point.
Shirley Lyons Robinson Memorial, Class 238, 'Singing Canaries', an interpretive arrangement. Blue, Ceci Brown, Gloucester; Red, Teggie Smith, Alexandria; Yellow, Vivian Shackelford, Hudgins; Honorable Mention, Joanne Bartlett, Gloucester.
Irving Lewis Smith Memorial, Class 239, center exhibit, Bird Habitats - For Men Only, an interpretation of the perfect bird habitat, Blue, Steve Bland,
. The following entries also received blue ribbons for artistic distinction. These were Ray Friend and Robert Johnson, both of Gloucester.
Youth Artistic Division
Malo Grandchildren Honorary Award, Class 240, ages 6 to 9, interpreting 'Duckling' from 'The Ugly Duckling' by
, Blue, Cabell Jones, Hayes; Red, Chloe Hodges, Urbanna; Yellow, Olivia McDaniel, Hayes; Honorable Mentions, Ashley Shackelford, Gloucester, Caroline Fuccella, Urbanna, Madeline Peebles, Gloucester, Charlotte Quinlan, Hayes, Abigail Peebles, Gloucester, Peyton Aronow, Olney, MD, Alice Strawn, Gloucester.
Zima Grandchildren Honorary Award, Class 240, ages 10 to 13, interpreting the Swan from 'The Ugly Duckling' by Hans Christian Andersen, Blue, Meredith Watkins, Gloucester; Red, Gibson Hylton, Ordinary; Yellow, Alexandra Fuccella, Urbanna; Honorable Mentions, Margaret Strawn, Gloucester, Katelyn Potter, Richmond, Brynn Backer, Gloucester, Charley Ruhf, Williamsburg, Kathryn James, Hayes.
A Special Award